Dear Budget Fashionista, Do you have any tips for fluffing/fixing velour? I find that my juicy sweats tend to “lay down” after I have had them for a few months. Answer: You regain some of the fluffiness of your velvets/velour by brushing the fabric with what is called a fluffing brush (around $7.00 at most [...] Read More
“THIS PRODUCT IS NO LONGER BEING SOLD” They needed to do something to make up for the skirtall. [...] Read More
Wait a week or two and you’ll be able to find an assortment of cold weather gear like coats, jackets, gloves, and boots for major savings. Why? Well, the warm weather (50 degree weather for most of Dec.. wacky.) has really hurt the sale of winter apparel worldwide. If you can hold off until the [...] Read More
In our discussion on the lack of plus size fashions, a reader named Robin made a very interesting observation. She stated that the lack of options has actually saved her money because she can’t find anything to buy. Her poignant comment made me think—is there a difference in the financial health of special size women [...] Read More
Dear Budget Fashionista, I have a pair of Oh Deer! Garbo (the spittin’ image of the Christian Louboutin Bruges down to the red sole) that I got for a steal on QVC. Anyway, how do i care for the cork? Do i seal it and make it water-resistant with a spray? Or since cork is [...] Read More
Gift Certificates: These are among my favorite gifts because they are, literally, the gift of choice. Nowadays, you can buy gift certificates for just about everything from electronics to cooking classes. Give grandma a gift certificate to her favorite restaurant, and your brother and new sister-in-law some vouchers to the movies. They will love the [...] Read More
I’m not sure if it’s the styling, the models, or the clothes themselves, but I don’t think Proenza Schouler at Target is going to do very well. Their clothing for the Go International line, with exception of the picture above, looks NOTHING like their Spring 2007 runway collection. At least Behnaz’s Target line stayed very [...] Read More
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